Ammunition manufacturing in the United States during World War I
United States USA Date:1918 Duration:1 min 56 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Men and women work at belt-driven lathes on a crowded machine shop floor in an armaments factory during World War 1. A stack of machined shell cylinders sits on the floor. In another area of the plant, workers are seen with large shells and caps for them. At another machine shop, workers turn large diameter shells in lathes. Camera pans across various work stations where different manufacturing processes are taking place. Closeup of a woman working on a standard size lathe, and of other women working in the machine shop. Men and women sealing hot shells and handling them large tongs. Women working on small caliber ammunition. Women stacking finished shell in trays. Women weighing out gunpowder into sacks, and others loading the sacks into boxes that they dump onto open shells, where women use them to fill shells. A group of women placing objects into shells (fuses?) and sealing them, as a superviser watches. A man taking the shells from a conveyer belt and packing them in boxes. Another area of the plant where items are packed into containers. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
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